Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Tuesday is Nigh...

And as a political blogger, albeit an amateur one, I receive numerous requests to support various political causes. Out of respect for you, my readers, and my literary integrity (ROFL) I try not to cram any of the propaganda I am sent from various candidates down your throats.

I want to share this with you, however, that I got today from the campaign of Senator McCain:

With many more Republican senators up for re-election than Democrats, the nomination of Mr. Romney could easily lead to a Goldwater-like debacle, in which the GOP loses not only the White House but also its ability in practice to filibuster in the Senate. Thus, even if we believed that Mr. Romney's judicial appointments were likely to be better than Mr. McCain's -- and we are not persuaded of that -- we would find ourselves hard-pressed to support his candidacy, given that he is so much less likely to make any appointments at all.

In this excerpt of a 3 page email, it seems that the good Senator, with whom I do not always see eye-to-eye, trying to scare me into supporting him.

Here is some more:
Accordingly, for judicial conservatives electability must be a paramount consideration. By all accounts, Mr. McCain is more electable than Mr. Romney. He runs ahead or even with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in the national polls, and actually leads the Democratic candidates in key swing states like Wisconsin. Mr. Romney trails well behind both Democratic candidates by double digits. The fundamental dynamic of this race points in Mr. McCain's way as well. He appeals to independents, while Mr. Romney's support is largely confined to Republicans.

Here, it would seem that the reason I should support Senator McCain is that he is more electable than Mr. Romney. Now, everyone wants to back a winner, but I have to admit that I need to support the individual whom I think will do the best job as President, not just who I think will win. President of The United States of America is an office that gives the holder dominance over the free world--its not some hopped up high school popularity contest.

Now, to his credit, Senator McCain does not try to tell me that he is my candidate based simply being a Christian. I'm not electing a National Pastor, I'm voting for leader of western civilization. Some of his "creeping me out" rhetoric is here:
[Some of my opponents] do not want to change the Constitution, but I believe it’s a lot easier to change the constitution than it would be to change the word of the living God, and that’s what we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards,” Huckabee said, referring to the need for a constitutional human life amendment and an amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

I kinda like the Constitution the way it is thanks.

My horse (Senator Thompson) is already out of the race. I don't really like any of the current Republican candidates. Particularly not Ron Paul. Particularly not Ron Paul:
Given the inefficiencies of what D.C. laughingly calls the `criminal justice system,' I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal

People still think this way?

Anyhow, you guys still haven't told me why I shouldn't vote for Romney.

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